Posts: Data Science

Hancock admits data error on test and trace programme

Mistakes happen of course, particularly when you are dealing with an evolving global pandemic, but we were surprised to hear the Department of Health was relying on Excel software to migrate public data to its main frame system.

1 October 2020

Data driven logistics is best medicine for the NHS

The chancellor’s announcement of new investment for the NHS in Monday’s budget was both expected and welcomed, but recent comments from Sir Mark Walport are at least as newsworthy. 

2 November 2018

Sofia Olhede explains how algorithms are as old as mathematics

Professor Olhede, our colleague and member of the Hemera advisory board, reminds us this week on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme, that algorithms have been with us for thousands of years - the difference between ancient and modern mathematics is of course the sheer volume of data available to us now.

10 June 2018

Rich data sets are best drivers of social change

Amidst the psychodrama of this week’s Conservative party conference, one announcement that received scant attention was the PM’s intention to launch a ‘data audit’ on racial disparity.

6 October 2017